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The Pros and Cons of Renting Appliances

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You’ve just moved into your new apartment, and all the furniture donated by your friends and family is finally in its place. But then you realize you’re missing the creature comforts that, for many, are as vital to survival as running water and heat: a big screen TV, an Xbox, and more importantly, a stove, […] read more

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Renting a Moving Van

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When you’re moving to a new apartment, there are a lot of things you need to get done. From packing up boxes to putting down deposits, you’ve probably been making all sorts of checklists to get ready for the big move. But before you start organizing and packing everything, the most important thing to check […] read more

Moving to a New Apartment: How to Choose Your Neighborhood

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By Manuella Irwin Regardless of why you are moving (education, new job, due to “force majeure”), you are eagerly anticipating it or you are not excited about the upcoming move at all, you have to find a new place to live. And, it is not so easy to choose (without any regrets later) a neighborhood […] read more

Renting vs Leasing to Own: Determine the Best Option for You

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Some renters who are not ready to buy a home yet, are weighing the pros and cons of renting and leasing to own. You may be one of the many renters who are choosing to avoid debt, including a mortgage, but you would still like to make improvements to a home as if it were your own. […] read more

4 Reasons to Rent a Townhouse

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If you have the opportunity to rent a townhouse, you should. It’s a far better option than renting a unit in an apartment building. Renting a townhouse gives you the experience of living in your home, and in a rent-to-own arrangement, you could be living in the next home you own. Even if you have […] read more

Renting After Foreclosure – Is it Possible?

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Foreclosure is a fact of life for many people in this economy. Some wonder if it renting after foreclosure is a possibility. You are not alone, and there are many people on your side. Michael Moore is rallying for a cease on all foreclosures until the mortgage mess is settled. People in the government are […] read more

A Comprehensive Guide for the First-Time Renter

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There are many things you need to consider if you’re about to become a first time renter. This guide will help you prioritize and think through the main aspects of starting your rental experience. Once you make decisions on these, you’ll be off to a great start. Create a Budget You need to budget to […] read more

Rental Scams, Part II: Fake “For Rent” Online Ads

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Ever seen a listing for a rental that just seems too good to be true? Perfect location, ideal building -- and the price is half what you would expect. There are plenty of listings like that on Craigslist and other sites. But if you dig a little deeper, those deals really are too good to be true. read more

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Renting from Family

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Renting a room or apartment from family may sound wonderful at first. Before you pack your bags, why not sleep on it for a little while? Letting the idea sink in and ensuring this is the right thing to do may end up saving you some time and a relationship. This time may also enable you to decide what you are going to do to ensure that your renting relationship is at a business level, securing your personal/family relationship. read more